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Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD


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Clinical Interests
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuromyelitis optica
  • health care in humanitarian emergencies
Medical Education
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • MD, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
  • Residency, Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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My clinical practice is focused on patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and related neuroimmunological problems.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
I am interested in clinical and population-based research related to neuroimmunological diseases, focused on multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica.

I perform research with collaborators in Asia and Africa on new technological interventions for neurological disorders.  This work concentrates on the emerging burden of non-communicable neurological disorders in  vulnerable populations, most notably including stroke, epilepsy, and cognitive disorders.

My research has been supported by the Grand Challenges Canada, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Polio Eradication Initiative/World Health Organization, American Brain Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Thrasher Research Foundation, and others. 

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Mateen FJ, Muralidharan R,Carone M, van de Beek D, Harrison DM, Aksamit AJ, Gould MS, Clifford DB, NathA. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in transplant recipients. AnnNeurol 2011;70:305-22.

Shinohara RT, Goldsmith J, Mateen FJ, Crainiceanu C, Reich DS.Predicting breakdown of blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis withoutcontrast agents. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012;33:1586-90.

Mateen FJ, Zubkov AY, Muralidharan R, Fugate JE, Rodriguez FJ, WintersJL, Petty GW. Susac syndrome: clinical characteristics and treatment in 29 newcases. Eur J Neurol 2012;19:800-11.

Mateen FJ, Mills EJ.  Agingand HIV-related cognitive loss. JAMA 2012;308:349-50.

Koelman DL, MateenFJ. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: current controversies indiagnosis and outcome. J Neurol 2015; 262:2013-24.

Mateen FJ. Neurologicaldisorders in complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters. Ann Neurol2010;68:282-94.

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Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-6387
Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2383

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